(Proverbs 7:8 KJV) Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,
There is a difference in the “through’s” of life and the “to’s” of life. We must go through life. It is the only way to get to the other end. We need to be very wary of what we allow in this life to influence our choices and directions. We have a goal and certain distractions can exclude us from success.
But it works both ways. Some people manage to walk through the garden of grace without being touched by the beauty. I think back to my youth. I sat under some of the most solid preaching anyone could hope for. I had some awesome teachers. I lived in a town of 100,000 that had seven libraries. What a place to grow and get established. Yet at least one in the group committed suicide. Most rejected Jesus. Many have been divorced. They were the Teflon attenders.
So? What is God giving me as an opportunity today? I have already decided to follow Jesus. He continues to offer me choices that determine the path I will take. I pray to be listening, learning and alert.